The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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Sleepy Head Revisited/For the Love of the Snuggie

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The sun going down used to be a bit of a stressful for me. I knew on some level, that in a few hours, I’d be tossing and turning in bed and Mr. Sandman wouldn’t be sending me a dream.  Way back in January, when my blog was still in it’s infancy, just a cute little baby blog, insomnia was a huge issue for me.  Today, a mere 8 months later, I have fewer problems getting shut eye. The seven hours, that my mentor, the good Dr. Oz recommends still isn’t happening, but falling asleep is not a huge issue for me, even during really stressful times which used to keep me wide awake.  

What do I owe this to?  Is it the two brazil nuts that I still eat daily and that some people make fun of me for, because it’s never 3 nuts, never one, exactly two?  Laugh all you want, but it’s the small changes that have helped me get at least 5 hours a night – often more.  Could it be the fact that I’m eating magnesium rich foods every day because Dr. Oz said that it was better to get magnesium through food rather than a supplement?  Maybe.  Here is a reminder from a past entry in case you want to see a list of the foods that are good sources of the mineral Ithink the answer is the fact that I’ve been more MINDFUL.  I’ve used that word quite a bit in the last 8 months.  I have to think about the changes that I’ve wanted to make in order to commit to them.  

One of the things that I do to this day:  

-Sleep in a cool room.  I used to hate it, Now, I grab my Snuggie and bundle up.  Before you haters laugh at me, I’m a proud owner of two of these miracle blankies (sorry, my inner 3 year old just came out for a visit).  They are warm, and keep me as snuggie as a buggie in a ruggie.  If you aren’t familiar with these miraculous blankets with sleeves, check out the picture below and for heaven’s sake get yourself one or two of these gems.  I recommend the deluxe Snuggie for the living room – it’s made with more plush materials so it’s more formal AND has a pocket for your remote control.  Could life get any better?  


Image courtesy of As Seen On TV

YES it can – I didn’t know that these were options!


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Life just got better!  I love the variety of Snuggies that are now available.  I may have to continue this tomorrow – I’m seriously considering the “Female Evening Gown”.  

Again laugh all you want, but today, I’m grateful for my Snuggies.  They help me bear the wintry temperature of my room and help me get a good night’s sleep.  To be continued…and until then, I am,

Gratefully (and Snuggie-ly) yours,


Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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